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numbers on leaky boats and some sadly have been drowning at sea trying to get here. the government has been under a lot of pressure from the opposition to take a tougher policy to deter votes from making history. finally, the government act down and embraced the opposition's policy. after it was recommended by an expert panel. i asylum-seekers will now be sent to the tiny pacific country of not move and an island. have the claims process. rather than on shore here in austria. it's what the opposition wanted your but opposition leader didn't let the government get away without reminding them of the political backflip they have just done. >> are there any questions speak with my question is to the prime minister. and i thank the prime minister for finally a docking one element in the coalition's border protection policy. namely offshore processing. and i ask when will she a doubt the other two elements in our policy, namely turning boats around where it is safe to do so and protection bases that are also necessary if we are finally to stop the votes? >> the prime minister as the call. >>
diplomats. and what is the signal that our government is sending the rest of the world? >> joining me now is traveling press secretary for the obama campaign. great to have you here. >> good morning. >> i want to remind everybody that if we need to interrupt and jump out of this because mitt romney will be sitting down with brian williams. so i just want to give you fair warning that we may have to jump over to that. but as we have heard, everybody has been tough on the president and rudy giuliani was asked about the president not having any by lot ral melateral meetin planned and here's what he had to say. >> he's not doing the job of being president, he's doing the job of candidate. president obama has decided at a time grave crisis that he regards as bump in the road that he can take the time not to be president for the next six weeks and let it just play itself out p. >> as we look back over history in 2004, george w. bush held five bilateral meetings at the u.n., last year president obama had 13 one-on-one meetings. just using the president's own examples of meetings from last year,
by the federal government but you need accountability and measurement and you point out things that are accepted and all other circles, in business, are still controversial in education and the status quo continues to be protected and as you raise expectations you're going to get pushback. what happened in chicago, governor, did the good guys win there in terms of getting accountability or did the, once again did we have to sort of fold for this status quo? >> i think at the end of the day the only measurement that matters are whether kids, students in chicago are getting a year's worth of knowledge in a year's time and at the end, the expectations are high enough, the standards are real enough that they can live an independent life. so it's hard to tell whether this agreement will yield that. i think chicago has an adult centered system completely focused on the economic interests of the adults. the whole shift needs to be about how kids can gain the power of knowledge. we're losing social mobility now. if you live in poverty the chances are you'll stay in poverty and that's shameful for a coun
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